Our News items
A gift from Jen Carney, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 28th Sep 2022 @ 4:40am
Our Patron of Reading Jen Carney brought each class a new book as a gift. Our new Literacy Ambassadors for each class were able to thank Jen in person, on behalf of their class, when she came in to meet the new team.
New Roles in Year 1, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 5:11pm
The children have been voting for their new School Councillors, Eco Committee members and Literacy Ambassadors. Here are the results.
Patron of Reading, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 5:35am
Jen Carney is an author who lives locally and has agreed to be our school's Patron of Reading this year to develop reading for pleasure in school. She introduced herself to the children this morning and visited each class to give them a present of a new book.
Welcome to Year 1, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 5:30am
The children have made a great start to Year 1 this week and are getting used to all our new routines in class.
Some key information for parents.
This term Year 1 will have PE on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
The children's reading books will be changed twice a week on a Monday and a Thursday. Please sign in your child's reading diary each time they read their book at home and ensure they have their book in school on these days. We recommend reading each book they bring home 3 times to help them develop accuracy, fluency and understanding.
Spellings will be sent on each Friday for the children to learn through the week. They will have a spelling test the following Friday.
Each Friday homework tasks will be set for the children to complete online using Purple Mash. Their individual login is stuck inside their reading diary.
The children will also have the book they are reading in school assigned to them as an ebook that they can read to you at home to consolidate the work they are doing in school. This will be available via the Oxford Owl website and their individual login is stuck inside their reading diary.
Over the term the children can complete as many of their 'Pick and Mix' homework activities as they would like to which we display and share in school in our homework gallery.
Myself, Mrs Sanderson or Mrs Farnworth are available each day at the start and end of school should you ever need to speak to us about your child.
We are going to have an exciting year full of fun learning and activities.
Learning Together Trust Poetry Festival, by Mrs Burger
Date: 4th Sep 2022 @ 8:24pm
During the week beginning 17th October 2022, we will be having a poetry festival involving all schools in our Trust family. This will be a celebration of our ‘Off By Heart,’ Summer Poetry Challenge. The children can learn one poem from a choice of 5. They need to perform it and the poetry choices reflect this.
This is a link to a video by Michael Rosen with some top tips for performing poems.
Readathon, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 27th Jun 2022 @ 1:55pm
Our reading challenge for the summer term is a sponsored Readathon to raise money for the charity Read for Good. Read for Good provides a regular supply of brand-new books along with storyteller visits to brighten up the days of children in all of the UK’s main children’s hospitals.
The children have been asked to collect sponsors using the sponsor form they brought home on Friday. Friends and family can sponsor children per book or per minute of reading. Within school, we will be awarding Page Turner Prizes from a choice of brand-new books for the children who raise the most sponsorship money. School will also receive free book vouchers worth 20% of their sponsorship total to buy new books for our class libraries. More information about Read for Good Readathon events can be found at www.readforgood.org. We hope you enjoy taking part in this reading challenge and ask that all sponsor money is brought into school by Monday 18th of July.
Let's get reading!
What is our world like?, by Mrs McGovern
Date: 24th Jun 2022 @ 2:24pm
Reception have been learning some technical vocabulary for our travelling topic,
We made map of the world, writing about the places we like to travel to.
Sunshine and sunflowers, by Mrs McGovern
Date: 19th May 2022 @ 9:35pm
Reception have loved our Summer 1 topic of Sunshine and sunflowers and we have learnt alot. Vocabulary such as,
What a half term, just look for yourself!
“ You’ve got to be in it to win it “, by Mrs Halsall
Date: 12th May 2022 @ 11:20am
Reading Incentive - We are celebrating children who are reading their book at home with our class incentive. If you can read and change your home reading book every week then you'll be entered into the merit prize draw. This week we enjoyed some choosing time in the rainbow room to celebrate our readers.
BBC Ten Pieces with Johannes Brahms, by Mrs McGovern
Date: 22nd Apr 2022 @ 1:18pm
Reception love the new piece of music for this term from BBC Ten Pieces. We listened to Johannes Brahms piece called Hungarian Dance No5 in G minor. We moved to the music and talked about how it makes us feel. Have a peek at our week....
Being my best., by Mrs McGovern
Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 7:05pm
As part of our PSHE lessons, Teception have been learning how to keep trying when things are getting tricky. We know we are Furchester but now we also have class chant, just listen....
Easter Story, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 16th Apr 2022 @ 2:00pm
We went back to church this afternoon to share the Easter story with the rest of the school. Each class shared their particular part of the story that they learned about with Fr Graeme on Tuesday. Year 1 did a great job either acting parts of the story out or reading the story to the rest of the school.
Easter service, by Mrs McGovern
Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 8:42pm
Reception played an intrigal part in our Easter service today, teaching every class in school at the Last Supper. Just listen ....
Spring outdoor worship, by Mrs McGovern
Date: 3rd Apr 2022 @ 9:31pm
Reception have taken to our outdoor classroom to look for signs of Gods wonderful world waking up in spring time.
We had a partner, a check list and a Spring tresure basket. We found lots of wonderful things along the way. Our journey inspired some terrific poem writing about in class later on too.
Happy Mothers day from Reception, by Mrs McGovern
Date: 25th Mar 2022 @ 12:35pm
Reception have some messages for our special ladies in our lives...
World Book Day Shared Read, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 8:47pm
World Book Day
It was lovely to welcome some of our parents and carers into the classroom to share some of the children’s favourite stories from our class library with the children.
Ash Wednesday, by Mrs McGovern
Date: 2nd Mar 2022 @ 9:21pm
Reception were wonderful at our first Ash Wednesday mass...
Ash Wednesday, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 9th Mar 2022 @ 9:55pm
It was lovely to be part of the Ash Wednesday service in church this morning. It was nice to meet Father Graeme and take part in worship alongside other members of the church community.
Science Week, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 9th Mar 2022 @ 9:50pm
This week we have been celebrating Science Week in school. As part of our work looking at seasonal changes we have been thinking about questions about the weather that we could investigate in school. The children generated lots of questions that we could explore. We decided as a class that we would investigate whether it rains more when it is cold and windy. Once we planned our investigation we set up our measuring equipment outside. We are using a wind sock to measure the wind speed according to the Beaufort Scale, a rain gauge to measure how many millimetres of rain falls and a thermometer so we can record temperature in Cecius. We will take readings from our equipment each day at 2pm and see what we can conclude from our results.
World Book Day, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 20th Feb 2022 @ 9:11pm
To celebrate World Book Day this year, we are going to do a number of different activities. These activities will include dressing up as an adventurous adjective, taking part in a live Zoom! session with a famous author and inviting parents and carers to come into classrooms to share a story with the children before lessons start at 9 o clock. Please find attached the letter with all the full details for the day. If you have any questions about any of the activities, please feel free to ask a member of staff.
Mental Health Week, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 13th Feb 2022 @ 10:13pm
The children all looked amazing wearing their clothes and colours that make them feel happy to celebrate Mental Health Week in school.
Writing Challenge, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 5th Feb 2022 @ 11:45am
We have decided to offer children the chance to take part in a national writing competition launched by READ Foundation. The children can write a non-fiction piece about a time they went on an adventure with a friend or a story about a character who meets and becomes friends with a magical creature. I have attached the letter with all the information you need to enter.
Reading Challenge, by Mrs Chidgey
Date: 23rd Jan 2022 @ 9:34pm
We have launched a new reading challenge for this half term. I hope yo have lots of fun completing all the challenges over the next 6 weeks. Don't forget to bring your completed challenge sheet into school to receive your Reading Callenge Champion certificate.
Our buddies in Yr6, by Mrs McGovern
Date: 24th Jan 2022 @ 10:53am
Reception work with Yr6, book buddies!